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December 5, 2014
With a fiery past and a bright future, here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about holiday lights. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Holiday Lights

With a fiery past and a bright future, here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about holiday lights.

December 1, 2014
This coronary stent is made with a lab-developed, award-winning platinum-chromium alloy. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
A Heart of Gold? Try Platinum

A platinum-chromium alloy makes coronary stents stronger, more flexible and resistant to corrosion. Now, National Lab scientists who worked on it will receive an award.

November 25, 2014
This month our experts answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on weatherization. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Weatherization

You asked, we answered. Our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on Weatherization.

November 24, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Stepping Stones From One Career to Another

Learn about Cheryl Martin's work at ARPA-E -- the latest profile in the Energy Department's #WomenInSTEM video series.

November 21, 2014
Thanks for joining us for #GridWeek! | Graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Grid Modernization – A View from Abroad

Assistant Secretary Pat Hoffman, Head of the Office of Electricity, wraps up #GridWeek with a blog on her trip to Japan.

November 20, 2014
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory helped develop this integrated circuit to help make home appliances more responsive to the electric grid. When installed in refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters and other appliances, the 2.5-inch Grid Friendly Appliance Controller can recognize when there's a power grid overload -- and will switch your appliances off and back on again to help conserve that energy. The device will help consumers lower their electricity bills while helping power plants work more efficiently. <a href="http://availabletechnologies.pnnl.gov/technology.asp?id=61" target="_blank">Learn more about the Grid Friendly Appliance Controller here</a>. | Photo: Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: Grid Friendly

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

November 20, 2014
Electrical transmission lines cross a snow-covered field in Dalles Dam, Oregon. | Energy Department photo.
Top 9 Things You Didn't Know About America's Power Grid

Test your knowledge on how electricity gets to your home with these top power grid facts.

November 19, 2014
Line workers get hands-on experience with an electrical pole as part of their training. | Photo courtesy of David Weaver.
Energy Jobs: Utility Line Worker

Learn about what it takes to become a utility line worker -- also known as a distribution electrician -- in the latest installment in our #GridWeek series.

November 18, 2014
Partnering with Vermont for an Innovative Approach to Resilience

A resiliency microgrid in Vermont will help keep critical facilities powered during emergencies.

November 18, 2014
Electrical transmission lines cross a snow-covered field in Dallas Dam, Oregon. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department
The War of the Currents: AC vs. DC Power

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison played key roles in the War of the Currents. Learn more about AC and DC power -- and how they affect our electricity use today.